October 17, 2017: Honeywell has released an upgrade to its CNX-900 router hat permits business aviation operators to reap the benefits of wireless database loading. Connected Aircraft equipped with Honeywell’s Primus Epic avionics system can now remotely stage their flight navigation databases onto aircraft from Honeywell’s secure server. This simple software upgrade improves the manual hassle and logistics of getting the database to the aircraft, therefore enhancing the data-loading experience for operators and maintainers while also giving passengers more flexibility in their connectivity options.
“Traditionally, operators had to bring equipment onboard or strategically plan missions to be home every time they needed to load a database. Now, with Honeywell’s CNX-900 router, the database can be stored on the CNX-900 over Wi-Fi or cellular remotely anywhere in the world, and customers can easily initiate loading of database,”said John Peterson, senior director, GoDirect Connectivity and Flight Support Services. “These types of aircraft upgrades demonstrate our commitment to deliver advanced services in the cabin and cockpit that help business aviation operators enjoy significant time and cost savings.”
Honeywell’s CNX-900 cabin network router offers a reliable, consistent and secure in-flight wireless connection while also enabling business aviation operators and passengers to control their costs. With this new feature, Honeywell is the only hardware provider that helps operators have a flawless experience with database loading into a Primus Epic flight deck while also providing a cabin router, all from one box. Aftermarket upgrades are available for business jets already equipped with Primus Epic, including Gulfstream G650 aircraft.